Kanbanize Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Kanbanize is an online Kanban software for business. It is an easy-to-use visual project management software that applies Lean and Kanban principles. It helps boost productivity without sacrificing user-friendliness. Kanbanize users manage and track tasks, projects and workflows with the use of boards and cards. Project teams are able to collaborate, control the number of WIP and get work done easily. They are able to measure and analyze bottlenecks in the system with the help of real-time updates and visual feedback. Its powerful Analytics provide charts and graphs that help users make accurate conclusions and informed decisions to do the next steps.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Flexible Core FeaturesKanbanize visual project management software allows for unlimited number of Kanban boards. Users can add columns and sub-columns, as well as horizontal swim lanes to address priority, classes of work, and customers, among others. Users can define custom roles and assign them to users per board. They can define how they see tasks, how boards look like, how users receive notifications as well as default settings. It is also easy to copy, move, or delete boards from a project and set WIP limits per column, sub-column or cell.
  • Powerful Advanced Features – This web-based Kanban software has the capability to add links between tasks for easier visualization of hierarchies. Users can define rules or Runtime Policies to automate workflow. It also has reporting features that can show how much time each person has worked on a task, or on a given day, or on specific periods of time. It integrates with email so users can create tasks with their favorite email client. It has provisions for custom task fields, subscription-based notification, and configurable user-based WIP limits.
  • Customizable Kanban Cards, Powerful Analytics Module, and more – Kanbanize enables the user to set an unlimited number of subtasks, where metrics are collected on a per task level. The ability to divide work into smaller units allows user to have a master portfolio Kanban board with a high level scope and view as well as multiple team-level Kanban boards for day-to-day activities. Its powerful analytics can provide multiple charts that are automatically populated. Example of reports are Cumulative flow, Cycle time, Task distribution and the latest Flows chart that can show valuable information for a number of cards including Blocked and Cycle times. It can also provide timesheet reporting in Excel, create daily backups of the database, custom domain or sub-domain and front-page branding.

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Kanbanize offers a free trial without any time or user limit. It ends only when the user have used all 1000 free actions, sufficient to complete a small project. The Team plan is priced at $9 per user per month billed annually or $11.25 per user on a month-to-month basis. It includes core features for a team to handle multiple projects, integrate email, track working time, and analyze metrics. The Organization plan is priced at $15 per user per month billed annually and is suited for teams that require significant levels of process automation and precise metrics. Features unique in this plan includes 2 factor authentication, portfolio boards, webhooks, premium support, and 1 TB attachment.

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Target Market

Kanbanize is ideal for teams of any size that requires management of tasks and projects in a visual and Lean way. The software is highly customizable and will adapt to any process workflow in any industry.

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Some of their Clients

Clients include Credit Agricole, Fiksu, Precio, Serinfer, Nemetschek Scia, Pinnacle Sports, Neomobile, Ria Financial Services, Three Deep Marketing, Rakon, ConnectWise, and Priority Health Pty Ltd.

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Jacopo Romei of Neomobile stated that Kanbanize helped him streamline the organization and maximize its value stream by addressing each bottleneck.

Fernando Rubbo of DBServer described the visual project management software as simple, direct and provides visibility like a physical Kanban board. He added that it is helpful and opened them up for new ideas.

Why Kanbanize

A robust continuous improvement process can help organizations meet and exceed sophisticated customer expectations. The Kanban method enables them to visualize their process and encourage a collaborative culture. Kanbanize is a robust continuous process improvement tool that applies Lean principles to enable users manage their processes in a highly visual and flexible way.

Company Info

Kanbanize is a product of Businessmap Ltd, a privately held information technology and service company with headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria and an office in Boulder, CO, USA. It was founded in 2008 by Dimitar Karaivanov (CEO), Christo Stalev (CTO) and Bisser Ivanov (COO). It has received an equivalent of $340k in funding from investor company Eleven. The well-rounded, talented team has a solid experience in the field of Lean product development. Their vision of automation and scale is helping spread the word about Kanban, setting the standards of Kanban software and promoting visual project management as the new way and only alternative to manage growing volumes and complexity of work.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

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